When shopping for a new HVAC system for their home, most Arizona homeowners prefer to install an updated version of their current system. This is because most homeowners do not know that they have 3 different HVAC systems to choose from, each coming with their own advantages. 

One of the options for a new AC system is called a package unit. We are going to explain today what a package unit is, when you would install one over a split system, and a few its advantages.

What is a package AC unit? 

A package air conditioner contains all pieces and parts for the system in one package unit. This single unit houses all components for the cooling and heating systems inside the same container. A package unit will contain the evaporator coil, condenser, and compressor and is typically placed on the roof of your home or on a concrete slab next to it. There is no need for a separate furnace or air handler inside the house. Package units are extremely popular in Arizona! 

Why install a package unit? 

Choosing to install a package unit for your home should be done after extensive research and consulting a professional HVAC technician. However, you may still need to choose between whether you should install a package unit or a split system. If you have a smaller home, you might strongly consider a package unit as you will not need as much space for the install. This is especially true if you do not have a basement or crawl space.

Three Advantages of a Package Unit

  1. Installation – Since the package unit is assembled at the manufacturer, the installation can be done quickly. You can also save a little bit of money because the unit is assembled in its cabinet before shipping to your installer. A technician will not need to assemble the unit once they arrive at your home. The installation of a package unit is typically quick and relatively painless. 
  2. High Energy Efficiency – Package units often have a higher SEER rating than other cooling systems. This is because the systems contained inside the cabinet are designed to be simplified and a package unit does not have to work as hard as a multi-unit system. The higher energy rating of a package unit can help lower your monthly utility bills too.
  3. Quiet Operation – As the entire system is located outside, that is where the noise will be. If you are easily disrupted by noises inside your home, a package unit is for you. A properly maintained package unit should not make noticeable noises inside your home. However, if you choose a package unit over a split system, know that some noise is still possible and this should not be the only deciding factor.

The Right System For You

A new air conditioning system is an investment in your home and your comfort. Be sure to consult with a professional HVAC company and educate yourself before making a decision. Ultimately, it may come down to how big or small your home is and what energy efficiency you are seeking. 

If you are in need of a new AC system in the East Valley, contact 2C’s Cooling & Heating. Our team of trained technicians are available to assess your home and provide you with the best options for a new system. We provide FREE estimates for all new units and expert installation.

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